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Subject: [PAMERCER] Misc. McDowell Notes
Date: 11 Nov 2006 16:09:45 -0700

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Mercer County, PA Revolutionary War Soldiers' Donation Land Claims:
William McDowell, 2nd District
Surgeon John McDowll, 3rd District
Lt. William McDowell, 3rd District
Michael McDowell, 4th or 5th District.

1888 History of Mercer County, PA [formed from Allegheny County, PA 1800]:
Early Taxables: David McDowell 1801 Cool Spring Township
Robert McDowell 1801 Cool Spring Township
David McDowell 1802 Wolf Creek Township
Early Officials: David McDowell, 1804 road viewer.
Early inns/innkeepers: Robert McDowell, Mercer in 1828 and 1829.
Early postmasters and post offices: Patrick McDowell, 1840 at Centretown.
War of 1812 Soldiers: Ensign Robert McDowell 135th Regiment.
Civil War Soldiers: Pvt. Wesley McDowell, Albert McDowell, John H. McDowell 139th & Cyrus McDowell.
Borough of Sharon: McDowell's Bank, Alex McDowell.
------->1833 Map of Greenville: John P. McDowell's residence.
Matthias McDowell 1830s flouring mill
William McDowell opened Excelsior Carriage Works in 1844.
Sharpsville: Josiah McDowell, school building contractor 1876, father of James C. McDowell.
Green Township, later in the settlement period, Robert McDowell.
Fairview Township: early settler George McDowell, sawmill on Otter Creek built 1854.
W. Salem Township: Samuel McDowell and wife Mary Ann Frame, parents of Samuel W. McDowell of Seceder Church; James and Catherine McDowell who went to Trumbull County, OH, were parents of Andrew J. McDowell.
Springfield Township: Sadie McDowell, daughter of John G. McDowell, married Adam Scott Black. Margaret McDowell was the second wife of A.T. Black.
Wolf Creek Township: David McDowell 1818 overseer.
Pymatuning Township: Robert McDowell 1818 overseer, Samuel McDowell 1819 supervisor.
Pine Township: David McDowell and Matthew McDowell came from Westmoreland County, PA. Matthew had a son, Robert, whose son James H. McDowell was born in Mercer County, PA 1810.

1810 US Census, Mercer County, PA:
John McDowell
Matthew McDowell
Robert McDowell
David McDowell
Samuel McDowell, Pymatuning Tp.
George McDowell, Pymatuning Tp.
Edward McDowell, Pymatuning Tp.
Robert McDowell, W. Salem Tp.

1820 US Census, Mercer County, PA:
Joseph McDowell, Borough of Mercer
David McDowell, Wolf Creek Township
Robert McDowell, Wolf Creek Township
James McDowell, Wolf Creek Township
Robert McDowell, Pymatuning Township
Samuel McDowell, Pymatuning Township
John McDowell, Pymatuning Township

Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, PA, vols. 1 & 2, 1909, Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago.
McDowells were in the W part of Pine Township since 1798. John McDowell is included in a list of pastors for Stoneboro Presbyterian Church. George McDowell was an auditor in 1869 and Joseph McDowell a commissioner in 1842.

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